A documentary re-creation of the 1951 Festival of Britain South Bank Exhibition.
Run time 9 Minutes 31 SecondsProduction Company Crown Film UnitSponsor Central Office of Information for Commonwealth Relations OfficeAudio/Visual sound, colorLanguage English
January 1, 2010
a little underwhelmed
Being before my time, this was okay to watch but wished the commentator would have more effort to describe what I was seeing and why it was important to Britons.
I can understand why it was fun for the previous reviewers to reminisce over, though.
April 1, 2009
What it was like at the Festival of Britain
My guess is that the reviewer Spuzz is very young, and certainly didn't live through the years immediately after the Second World War. If he thinks that the Festival of Britain wasn't fun, he's just too far away from the event to have any real idea of it.
I attended the Festival of Britain when I was 8 years old, and some of the things I saw remain with me to this day.
It was the most wonderful and exciting day out for my and my younger brother, although we weren't old enough to understand all the exhibits.
May 26, 2008
Startling political commentary by me follows!
A somewhat livelier, thank heavens!, snapshot of the London fair here. But once again, the filmmakers seem to focus on how educational, how you know, BRITISH the whole thing was, the first half doesnt go beyond the fair being one big museum exhibit. Hardly anyone is looking to be having fun, like it was one big government glorification (which it [probably was, come to think of it). Display after mind numbing display is shown. It's not til the final third when we realize that the British have some sort of fun in them as we go to the festival's midway! The fair is PACKED, which should speak volume of what the fair should have accomplished (but failed)